News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/14/2008
Subject :

Palo Alto Library Offers On-line Library Card Registration
Contact : Rose Sebastian, Supervising Librarian    650-329-2478
Palo Alto, CA – Palo Alto City Library is now offering a convenient new way to apply for a library card.  Residents can quickly and easily register for cards from home by visiting the Library web site at and completing the application on-line.  

Registration requires basic contact information and the selection of a Personal Identification number (PIN). After the application is submitted, the applicant is assigned a temporary card number, which is valid for 30 days and can be used immediately to search the on-line library database or to place a hold from home. The registration process can be completed with a visit to any Palo Alto Library, where card holders will receive a permanent card once they have shown valid identification and proof of current address.  

The on-line registration form is also available from the public computers at any of the Palo Alto libraries.